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For Qualcomm, China settlement may be just the beginning

The settlement of China's anti-trust probe into Qualcomm Inc is likely to intensify global scrutiny of the firm's highly profitable patent licensing business, and may even call into question its worldwide contracts with smartphone makers such as Apple and Samsung.

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RPX buys Apple-backed Rockstar patents for $900 million

Patent risk management company RPX Corp said on Tuesday it would buy patents owned by Apple Inc and other firms for $900 million, helping to further scale back lawsuits over smartphone technology.

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YouTube's release of 'The Interview' a chance to show off paid video chops

Google Inc's decision to screen Sony Pictures' film "The Interview" may help legitimize its YouTube platform as a serious rival to paid video streaming services, Netflix and Amazon.com Inc.

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BlackBerry works with Boeing on phone that self-destructs

BlackBerry Ltd (BB.TO) is working with Boeing Co (BA.N) on Boeing's high-security Android-based smartphone, the Canadian mobile technology company's chief executive said on Friday.

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Apple wins digital music U.S. antitrust trial

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) won an antitrust trial on Tuesday when a U.S. jury decided the company did not act improperly when it restricted music purchases for iPod users to Apple's iTunes digital store.

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Apple says online store in Russia is down due to rouble fluctuations

Apple (AAPL.O) confirmed on Tuesday that it has taken down its online store in Russia due to extreme fluctuations in the value of the rouble.

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Energy, tech shares lead Wall Street higher at open

U.S. stocks rose at the open on Monday, following the worst week for the benchmark S&P 500 index in more than two years, with investors focused on crude oil prices which earlier hit a fresh 5-1/2-year low.

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Apple pacts in Canada may have raised prices: court filing

Canadian consumers may have ended up paying higher prices for cellphones and wireless services because of contracts between Apple Inc's Canadian unit and domestic carriers, the Canadian Competition Bureau said in a court filing this week.

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Original Apple computer sells for $365,000 at New York auction

A fully operational Apple computer that company co-founder Steve Jobs sold out of his parents' garage in 1976 for $600 sold for $365,000 at Christie's on Thursday.

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S&P 500 erases early losses to end flat; energy, tech up

The S&P 500 ended nearly flat on Tuesday as concerns about global weakness and political turmoil were offset by gains in technology and energy shares.

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Chinese Internet regulator welcomed at Facebook campus

Lu Wei, China's top Internet regulator, may not welcome Facebook to his house, but he's certainly welcome at Facebook. Lu, the minister of China's Cyberspace Administration, recently toured the campuses of U.S. tech giants Facebook Inc, Apple Inc and Amazon Inc, according to a report and pictures posted on a Chinese government website on Monday.

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Labor movement 'concertmaster' tests Beijing's boundaries

When local officials warned striking shoe factory workers in China's Pearl River Delta this summer that they were breaking the law, a slight, bespectacled figure barely 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters) tall faced them down.

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Taiwan probe finds 12 smartphone brands violate privacy rules

Taiwan has identified 12 smartphone brands that do not conform with privacy standards, and the handset makers could face fines or a ban unless they address the breaches, an official at the telecoms regulator said on Friday.

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Apple tumbles three percent in one minute of trading

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) shares tumbled in early trading on Monday, briefly suffering their largest price drop in at least three months on an unusual spike in volume.

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Staff fear the chop in Samsung Electronics annual reshuffle

Insiders say staff at Samsung Electronics have never been so anxious ahead of the annual reshuffle, as a weak smartphone performance and its worst earnings in three years are expected to cost many jobs.

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